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Panic Between the Panels: How to Write Your Own Love Story

Panic Between the Panels: How to Write Your Own Love Story

I spent this past Valentine’s Day convincing my girlfriend to break-up with me. It took some mental and conversational gymnastics with a hearty dose of self-deprecation/ character suicide, but I got her to hit the eject button. Valentine’s Day wasn’t the greatest backdrop, but our work schedules didn’t match, we wanted different things, she lived

The Power of the Medium: THE BEST WE COULD DO

The best cape comics are stories where characters resonate with people at a human level. Superman doesn’t connect with me as a person. Clark Kent does. His relationship with Lois does. Insert any super hero name and that statement still rings true. Hell, what resonates with me in Optimus Prime is his human qualities, and

On Comics Anthologies: OATH, CAN I PET YOUR WEREWOLF, and BITCH PLANET

For Comicosity’s recent “Most Anticipated Comics of 2018” list, I chose the upcoming anthology mini-series Twisted Romance, and mentioned at the time that I think anthologies are a good way to become familiar with a genre. I developed that view largely from my experience with prose fiction, specifically my experience when I started to read

The Power to Push Beyond Pain: Why Frank Castle Is My Super-Hero

Pop culture has become dominated by the world of super-heroes. Gone are the wide-eyed gazes from 2008 as Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau managed to craft an incredible, engrossing film about a comic book character. Iron Man’s success could not have been predicted. The success of Joss Whedon’s Avengers would offer audiences another pleasant

Embrace the Reaper: Death and Dying Between the Panels

Super-heroes are meant to die. Stay with me here: all hero stories should end with a coffin. It’s the only logical ending. Every single super-hero put on their cape, cowl, or spandex because they were no longer able to accept their world for what it was. They couldn’t turn away from the malice, injustice, chaos,

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